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Full text of "History And Human Relation"

THE CHRISTIAN AND
HISTORICAL STUDY

SOME people seem to deplore what they regard as
the anarchy of ideas and systems which exists in
the world at large, and even within a single university
at the present day. They regret the lack of tiSat uni-
formity of Christian outlook which characterised the
Middle Ages ; or they hanker after the kind of unanimi-
ties that are supposed to underlie a Communist order.
Romanticising about the harmony of a regime in which
there exists this happy agreement about fundamentals,
they close their eyes, however, to the ugliness of the
methods by which such a system has to be achieved.
They overlook the fact that perhaps only at certain
periods in the history of a civilisation can such a thing
be regarded as achievable at all.

One important fact seems to condition the history of
modern thoughtó& fact that is rooted in die very
constitution of the universe. It is the fact that unanimity
is easy to reach amongst human beings on concrete

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